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Hi I'm Jon

I'm a military officer. I joined the Navy to serve my country and continue a family legacy. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

At heart, I'm a musician, songwriter, and all-around music lover. I love to create meaningful music and lyrics that resonate in the heart of my audience. To me, it's an overwhelming feeling of joy when I see the positive influence one of my creations has on another human being. I'm a husband to my beautiful wife, and a father to our two sons. Not long after my first son was born, I joined the US Navy and was sent to Officer Candidate School to train to become a Naval Officer. It has been a very challenging, but worthwhile experience to serve and represent my country wherever I go.

Why I am a Mormon

I've chosen to be a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints because the holy spirit has made it known to me that it is where the restored gospel of Jesus Christ is found today. I feel blessed that God has given us continued direction and guidance through living prophets who counsel us to live in accordance with God's commandments and help us to steer clear of spiritual dangers we do not see coming up ahead. I also find comfort in knowing that in this church is found God's true authority of the priesthood--the power and authority to act in God's name--to bless our lives through special ordinances and covenants God has made available to all his children who seek to follow him. I'm also a Mormon because I have read and found to be true, The Book of Mormon--Another Testament of Jesus Christ. It is a powerful witness of the reality and divinty of Jesus Christ our Saviour. Along with the prophets of the Old and New Testament, the prophets of the Book of Mormon give their own ancient witness of the divinity of the risen Lord Jesus Christ and their dealings with him, which strengthens and supports, and in many cases clarifies the true doctrines found in the Old and New Testament. Above all else, the Spirit of God has reaffirmed the truth of these things to me over and over throughout my life as I have studied, pondered, and prayed over them. One truth in particular that I hold close is the reality that our families can be reuinted and perpetuate beyond this mortal existence. When I lost my father at the age of 21 to illness, It was the knowledge that I will see him, and embrace him, and continue the same relationship I enjoyed with him in mortality that comforted and strengthened me through that difficult trial of my faith. I am so thankful for Jesus Christ who endured great suffering and pain on my behalf to overcome not only my sins, but physical death, so that through the victory over both would allow me to return to him, with my family.

How I live my faith

In my local congregation I work as a Military Liason. My assignment is to ensure that all of the church's military members and family's are looked after while their loved one's are deployed. I have since gained a greater appreciation for those who look after military members and their families when I deployed for seven months to the middle east region. Knowing that someone at home is looking after the physical and spiritual needs of your family while you are gone is a great blessing in my life. This is one thing we as members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints promise to do; "Mourn with those that mourn, comfort those that stand in need of comfort